This time of year as the weather is getting cooler, it seems appropriate to mention the ‘J’ word – Jacket. I know I am now back in my lightweight running jacket as the temperatures have dropped and sometimes we need to consider the same for our dogs. Any time you go running with your dog you will be assessing the weather and if you have a hairy dog breed, you will just be relieved that you don’t have to worry so much about them overheating as winter approaches. But if you have a breed with very little hair then you might have the opposite problem and need to be aware of how quickly your dog can get cold, particularly when it’s wet. At K9 Trail Time we stock a number of different jackets for dogs, ranging from a cool coat to help your dog cope with the heat, to the winter coats, which they can wear during or after exercise. We also stock life jackets which are very useful for keeping your dog safe if you do any swimming. Anything we don’t have in stock we can usually order to be delivered within about a week. So although not essential for every dog, we felt it important enough to make ‘Jacket’ our ‘J’ in the A-Z of Canicross.